Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1939

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain, rarely extending inland to seepages and sandhill-pocosin ecotones in the fall-line Sandhills of NC & SC, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue
Bisexual
Not symmetrical
5-lobed calyx (rarely 4-lobed)
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
2 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 170-01-003:
Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pinguicula caerulea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Pinguicula elatior

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Butterwort